Definition of Approving

1. Noun. The formal act of approving. "His decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

Exact synonyms: Approval, Blessing
Specialized synonyms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal, Backing, Backup, Championship, Patronage, Admiration, Appreciation, Reinforcement, Reward
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Approbate, Approve
Antonyms: Disapproval



2. Adjective. Expressing or manifesting praise or approval. "An affirmative nod"
Exact synonyms: Affirmative, Approbative, Approbatory, Plausive
Similar to: Favorable, Favourable
Derivative terms: Approve, Approve, Approve

Definition of Approving

1. a. Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.

Definition of Approving

1. Adjective. Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of approve) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Approving

1. approve [v] - See also: approve

Lexicographical Neighbors of Approving

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approval voting
approvals
approvance
approvaunce
approve
approved
approved school
approvedly
approvedness
approvement
approvements
approver
approvers
approves
approving
approvingly
approx
approx.
approximability
approximable
approximal
approximant
approximants
approximate
approximate range
approximated
approximately
approximates
approximating

Literary usage of Approving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"25 SW 908, approving an instruction holding defendant to the use of such ... App. 601, approving an instruction requiring the exercise of such "a high ..."

2. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803: Explorations by Early Navigators by Emma Helen Blair, James Alexander Robertson, Edward Gaylord Bourne (1907)
"Decree approving regulations of municipal girls' school. Echague; 1864. VIII. ... X. Decree approving regulations for women's normal school. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"In approving or disapproving the ordinance, the mayor must comply with the requirements of the statute or charter.2 Thus, when the statute ordinance is ..."

4. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"PROCEDURE IN Approving STATE PLANS FOR 1917-18. The State plans for 1917-18 were prepared by State boards and approved by the Federal Board under unusual ..."

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